Originally published Feb. 11, 2016
Updated April 12, 2016
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Maryland Day is just around the corner. With more than 425 free events throughout campus on Saturday, April 30, there’s always something to do during the family-friendly open house. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
As always, the Philip Merrill College of Journalism will be offering a number of exciting events for visitors, including an alumni reception, tours, a great Shirley Povich Sports Center panel, practice your anchor skills at UMTV and meet Dean Dalglish at our Mall tent.
You can get the latest information and plan your day on the Maryland Day website.
Merrill College is opening the doors of Knight Hall to celebrate 25 years of CNS! Come and mingle with fellow CNSers, enjoy heavy hord’oeuvres and wine, view student presentations from current CNSers, and see what’s new with the Capital News Service. Please RSVP to these events by April 25th to Kayla Newton at email@example.com or 301-405-6251. 6:30 p.m. -8 p.m. in Knight Hall.
Merrill College Maryland Day Events
Explore the Possibilities of a Journalism Degree
10 a.m. to 11 a.m. 1208 Knight Hall (Eaton Theater)
Gather information about our journalism major and hear from current students. College representatives and a student panel will answer questions about undergraduate programs.
The Past, Present and Future of Sports Media
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 1208 Knight Hall (Eaton Theater)
The Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism hosts a panel of experts to discuss the complex and changing world of sports media. Panelists (so far!) include:
Jimmy Roberts ’79, NBC Sports, The Golf Channel
Evan Parker ’05, Senior Executive, NASCAR
John Smallwood ’87, Columnist Philadelphia Daily News
Zainab Mudallal ’15, News and Fitness Editor Washington Post Express
Paul Monusky ’01, NFL Films producer
Chloe Pavlech ’16, Maryland Women’s Basketball
Merrill College Alumni Reception
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Roberts Room (3203) – Knight Hall
Come reconnect as we welcome back our journalism alumni to Knight Hall. Meet Dean Dalglish and your favorite professors. Please RSVP to these events by April 25th to Kayla Newton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-405-6251
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Every hour from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Merrill College students will be offering tours of Knight Hall and UMTV. Learn about the graduate and undergraduate study of journalism.
Life in the Anchor Chair
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. UMTV – Tawes Hall (Basement)
Ever wonder what it’s like to deliver the nightly news? Come have an interactive experience in the anchor’s chair in the Eaton Broadcast Center at UMTV.
Mobile Coverage of Maryland Day
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. McKeldin Mall
For the fifth year in a row, Merrill College’s senior mobile journalist in Professor Ron Yaros’ Mobile Journalism class and “returning professionals” in the college’s multi-platform certificate program will fan out across campus to cover Maryland Day. Using their mobile devices, they’ll be filing a wide range of reports from McKeldin Mall to the Maryland Farm and Xfinity Center. You might even get to be interviewed! Follow along online – reports will be filed throughout the day at go.umd.edu/mobilemaryland.
The World of Journalism
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Learn about undergraduate and graduate Journalism majors at the University of Maryland. Come meet Merrill College Dean Lucy Dalglish from 11 AM to Noon. Student groups will be at the tent all day to answer questions about their experiences.